The 14-year-old girl told police she was walking west on West 24th Street near Hamilton Avenue around 3:30 p.m. when a man driving toward her stopped and offered to give her a ride. The girl said she refused, but the man circled the block three times, each time trying to coax her into the vehicle.
The man was described as a thin, black male in his late 20s to 30s. He had a short beard, but his upper lip was shaved, the girl said.
The man had short “corn row” style braids in his hair, and he was driving a mid- to large-size royal blue vehicle that appeared to be new and in good condition. The vehicle did not have license plates, the girl said.